We have talked about Social Media in prior posts. The following is one of the reasons why.
Phishers used Facebook to burrow their way into the network of a large US financial company last year. The attackers took control of one employee’s Facebook account and using information culled from that individual’s friends’ profiles, sent what appeared to be personal messages to several other company employees about pictures taken at a company picnic. The phishers learned of the picnic through postings on the hijacked account. When one of the other employees received a message asking her to click on a link that would allow her to view the pictures, her computer became infected with keystroke logging malware.
A download for the Energizer DUO battery charger software has been found to contain a Trojan horse program. The malware is capable of sending files to the attackers or downloading even more malware.